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Old 10-12-2020, 07:27 AM
 
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You have multiple similar threads on this topic, each with spurious logic. What's prompting it...what is your real question or idea here?
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Elvis was not produced. Elvis was one of the most important players in the birth of rock and roll. He became a star because if his talent in songwriting, singing, his unique style in combining R&B with rock. Why do you need to take away from what he contributed to music by implying he was just a face that fit what producers wanted?
He was a drug addict with propensity to make some music taken from those who came before him.

This worship of such people is a sickness that only grows.

The person that matters in this world is you, and the greatest truths of this world can be found in your own heart.

Elvis and his followers taught people to dissociate themselves with their surroundings and join a mass media craze where all people become a market opportunity.
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:27 AM
 
Location: NC
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Elvis became famous cause he was white. Lost of black artists were doing the same thing.
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:34 AM
 
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He was a drug addict with propensity to make some music taken from those who came before him.

This worship of such people is a sickness that only grows.

The person that matters in this world is you, and the greatest truths of this world can be found in your own heart.

Elvis and his followers taught people to dissociate themselves with their surroundings and join a mass media craze where all people become a market opportunity.
He wasn't a drug addict until much later. Certainly not when he was starting out. He served his country in war, what have you done?

They didn't "teach" anyone anything. The craze wasn't created first, his popularity created it. Were you guys born middle aged or something, you never had any celebrity worship as a kid? I don't get that and can't relate to it, it is normal.
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:36 AM
 
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Elvis became famous cause he was white. Lost of black artists were doing the same thing.
That's because at the time, black performers were not allowed to be played on white radio nor perform in white arenas, clubs, etc. Not Elvis' fault.

Many musicians have borrowed styles to make their own. Ray Charles did the same with Gospel.
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:40 AM
 
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Oh i get it now.

Best of luck.
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Hilly South, Land of Doors
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Elvis was not produced. Elvis was one of the most important players in the birth of rock and roll. He became a star because if his talent in songwriting, singing, his unique style in combining R&B with rock. Why do you need to take away from what he contributed to music by implying he was just a face that fit what producers wanted?
Good argument. Yeah, I think Elvis would have looked the way he did (at least until the late 1960s and Vegas) even if he didn't become a music star. He wrote a little but mainly he was a good interpreter of music and know a good song when he heard it. Taking Carl Perkins song Blue Suede Shoes and making it his own...
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:50 AM
 
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That's because at the time, black performers were not allowed to be played on white radio nor perform in white arenas, clubs, etc. Not Elvis' fault.

Many musicians have borrowed styles to make their own. Ray Charles did the same with Gospel.

And the British Invasion borrowed heavily from Black music. Primarily Black blues musicians.
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:59 AM
 
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OP, have you really never heard of the Beatles? Elvis Presley? Frank Sinatra? Rudolph Valentino? Caruso? Liszt? Paganini? Mozart? Cellini? I expect Demosthenes had groupies.
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Old 10-12-2020, 11:24 AM
 
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People of ALL ages glorify celebrities. People do it throughout their lifetime. No generation is better than another. Stop with this madness of insulting younger generations!
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